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Balochistan Assembly Deputy Speaker’s house set ablaze by suspected militants

Pakistan

Karachi, Sept. 13 : The houses of Pakistan’s Balochistan Assembly Deputy Speaker Abdul Qudus Bizenjo and his relatives have been set ablaze by suspected militants in a village in the insurgency-hit Awaran district.

According to the Express Tribune, around 15 armed men converged on Bizenjo’s village in the Shindi area of Awaran district’s Jaho tehsil, a local Levies official said.

Tehsildar Abdul Ghafoor said that the men fired a volley of rockets and set fire around 20 houses including Bizenjo’s.

Bizenjo said the militants offered them safe passage before attacking the village with rockets and other heavy weapons.

He said that nobody was injured in the attack and that the militants torched his relatives’ houses as well. (ANI)